Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce the first exhibition in Hong Kong of paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Opening reception: Tuesday, May 21st, from 5:00 to 8:00pm
7/F Pedder Building 12 Pedder Street Central, Hong Kong
Hours: Tue-Sat 11-7
In 2000, our gallery held a great exhibition of Basquiat in Venice, Italy at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and produced the most complete catalogue of Basquiat ever published in Italy (if you are interested contact by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org )
September 5, 2000, h.5.00 p.m.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Dorsoduro 701, Venezia.
Jean- Michel Basquiat Monograph.
Gallery Dante Vecchiato and Galerie Enrico Navarra present the Italian edition of the General Catalogue of the Works of Jean -Michel Basquiat.
Including about 700 works and several essays by the most relevant international art-connoisseurs, the volume stands out as the most complete catalogue of Basquiat ever published in Italy. In over 690 pages, well-known and less-known aspects of the artist’s life are highlighted. The catalogue consists of two volumes, cased; in Volume 1, you’ll see a selection of important works full-page; in Volume 2, the complete series in chronological order.
The Monograph aims to enter deep in the artist’s world and to understand the man beyond the artist: his inspiration sources, his attitude, his method, his heroes, his graffiti, his idea of death, his significant role, despite a very early death, in the history of contemporary art. Among the essays, stand out those by Jean Louis Prat, Johnny Depp, Glenn O’Brian, Achille Bonito Oliva.
Furthermore, a biography by Richard Marshall, and testimonies of his dearest friends, like Annina Nosei, Diego Cortez, Bruno Bishofberger, Tony Shafrazi, and many others. The catalogue includes more than 900 photos, many from the video by his assistant Stephen Torton